Project Director

Deardorff, Michelle

Department Examiner

Mauldin, Marcus; Tucker, James; Frost, Linda

Department

Dept. of Political Science, Public Administration and Nonprofit Management

Publisher

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Place of Publication

Chattanooga (Tenn.)

Abstract

The social conditions that afflict black males in the pursuit of post-secondary education are manifest. Though decades of academic literature have revealed the disproportionately low graduation statistics of black males in higher education, this subgroup still persists to degree completion at far lower rates than their other minority and female counterparts (Palmer, 2010; Washington, 2013; Harper, 2013). Prior studies have used a deficit-based approach to understanding black male student success (Davis, 1994; Palmer, 2010b). This study, however, identifies the factors that appear among black men who are already on pace to attain degrees at four year universities. Employing the anti-deficit achievement framework outlined in Harper’s (2012) National Black Male College Achievement Study, I study 16 participants in the Institute for the Responsible Citizenship’s summer leadership program—a summer experience exclusively for high achieving black male collegians—to identify the commonalities they share and determine the characteristics that lead to post-secondary success among black males.

IRB Number

14-090

Degree

B. S.; An honors thesis submitted to the faculty of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the degree of Bachelor of Science.

Date

5-2015

Subject

African American men -- Education (Higher) -- United States -- Evaluation; African American students -- United States

Keyword

Black males; Student success; Anti-deficit; Institute for Responsible Citizenship

Discipline

Political Science

Document Type

Theses

Extent

48 leaves

Language

English

Rights

Under copyright.

License

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/

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